Healthy Diet Menu – Should it Include Rotisserie Chicken?
“Is Rotisserie Chicken Healthy?”
Two months ago I would have given a hearty “YES” as a reply to that question!
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If you look online, here is the top answer from Yahoo Answers:
Best Answer – Chosen by Voters
Chicken is chicken. Rotisserie chicken is just the way they cook it. So, yes, chicken is healthy.
or another answer:
However, for it to be “healthy” you should remove the skin and stick with the white meat (breast) as the skin is almost entirely saturated fat and dark meat higher in calories and fat.
Rotisserie style chicken is probably the most health conscious method of cooking as it doesn’t add any additional oils, fats, or batters.
Even though rotisserie chicken has gotten glowing reviews – It can no longer be a part of our healthy diet menu!
I needed a break from all this cooking so we stop at a local supermarket chain after church to pick up a rotisserie chicken and vegetables. It was delicious!
When we got home we made a salad and had the chicken for our protein requirement. To top it off, it lasted through lunch the next day!
However the next day my son’s headache was much worse and he was down for the next three days. The only new food was the rotisserie chicken. But how could that be!?!?
It was chicken!
I called the store and after talking with several employees, they finally tracked down the box that the chickens were shipped to the store in and low and behold was the “less than 2%”.
Lesson learned – while my son is hyper sensitive, I have to make everything from scratch! It requires a lot of work but the results are well worth it!
NOTE: The rotisserie chicken did not affect myself, my husband or my daughter.
Time to start getting the next meal ready… make sure you know what should be in your healthy diet menu – as you can see it is different for every family member.
Learn how to easily cook your own rotisserie chicken here.